Anthony Rizzo last homered on August 14, and that one was his first since a two-homer game all the way back on July 20. In other words, until tonight, Rizzo had homered more on July 20 than he had in all of August.
But I say “until tonight,” because Rizzo ripped a line shot to right in the first inning to give the Cubs an early lead against the Pirates.
That shot was 102mph off the bat, and was Rizzo’s 26th of the year.
During that one-homer stretch from July 21 to tonight, by the way, Rizzo was hitting .301/.365/.434. That’s because, even when the homers weren’t coming, he’s still really dang good.